Benelli 502C urban cruiser

Benelli 502C is a LAMS urban cruiser

Benelli 502C fits into a category of bike roughly referred to as an urban cruiser suitable for learner and novice riders. It arrives in Australian showrooms at $9790 ride away with a two-year unlimited kilometre warranty and roadside assistance in gloss black, “Coniac Red” or matte black. Urban cruiser If you think we have invented the …

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Honda CBF300R locking

Honda recalls learners over wheel locking

Honda Motorcycles Australia has recalled 183 of their learner motorcycles over an issue which could cause locking of the rear wheel. The recall notice, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) affects the 2019 CBF300N, 2018 CBR300R (pictured above) and 2017 CRF250L. Vehicle identification numbers of affected bikes are listed at the end of this …

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Honda CB500R CB500F and CB500X January sales war limiting

Uni hints at more LAMS bikes limits

The learner-approved motorcycle scheme (LAMS) should not only consider limits on power-to-weight (PTW) ratio and engine capacity, but also motorcycle type. The suggestion is included in a new Monash University’s Accident Research Centre report that assesses factors affecting crash risk related to PTW ratio, engine capacity and motorcycle type. It found that crash risk increased with the …

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Honda CB300R boosts small naked market

Honda CB300R boosts small naked market

Novice riders interested in the small capacity naked market now have an even wider variety of motorcycles to choose from with the addition of the Honda CB300R. The all-new learner-approved bike will cost $5999 (plus on-road costs) and is slightly more retro looking than its sister CB300FA ($5699). Naked market This section of the market is …

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Yamaha MT-03 masters of torque noisy leaks breaking

Yamaha recalls MT-03 over noisy gears

Yamaha Motor Australia has issued a fourth recall on their learner-approved MT-03, this time for a machining defect that makes the gears noisy. The official recall notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the machining defect in the primary drive and driven meshing gears could make the bike excessively noisy during acceleration …

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Kawasaki Ninja 400 to cost more

Kawasaki Ninja 400 to cost a ‘bit more’

The Kawasaki Ninja 400 will cost only slightly more than the popular Ninja 300 it replaces when it arrives in Australia. It is expected to arrive here in February, says Kawasaki Motor Australia marketing co-ordinator Milo Dokmanovic. “Ride away price is not much higher than the Ninja 300,” he says. Depending on your location price is $7699 …

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2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400

Kawasaki Ninja 400 replaces 300

The Kawasaki Ninja 400 could be just what the Japanese manufacturer needs to get its most popular learner-approved motorcycle back on the top-seller’s list. The Ninja 300 ruled in Australia for a few years from its introduction in 2013. However, it has been surpassed in recent years by other small-capacity learner bikes from the other …

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